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Test Code SQ HGB, EPIC LAB291 Hemoglobin, Blood

Methodology

Automated

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

Males
1-2 months: 10.7-17.3 g/dL

3-5 months: 9.9-14.5 g/dL
6-11 months: 9.5-14.1 g/dL
1-5 years: 10.5-14.5 g/dL
6-10 years: 10.6-15.2 g/dL
11-17 years: 11.1-15.7 g/dL

≥18 years: 13.7-17.7 g/dL

Critical value (automatic call-back): ≤7.0 g/dL or >20.0 g/dL

Females
1-2 months: 10.7-17.3 g/dL

3-5 months: 9.9-14.5 g/dL
6-11 months: 9.5-14.1 g/dL
1-5 years: 10.5-14.5 g/dL
6-10 years: 10.6-15.2 g/dL
11-17 years: 11.1-15.7 g/dL

≥18 years: 12.1-15.3 g/dL
Critical value (automatic call-back): ≤7.0 g/dL or >20.0 g/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85018